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Mobile Nature Reserve, 2004,
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Dutch and English edition
210 x 150 mm
64 pages
content Nature has discovered the global village. Over the years, hundreds of exotic plants and animals have made their way into the Netherlands. They take advantage of the existing urban infrastructure to seek out suitable niches in the city. What is the relevance of global nature to theories about the city? The BosBus, an ordinary city bus with a growing forest inside it, was a way of probing this cultural interpretation of nature. It travelled the roads of Rotterdam during the International Architecture Biennale of 2003. This book reports the adventures of the bus. design Photos of "urban" and "natural" structures are made and form the background for the pages of the book. In this way, the theme ‘global nature’ is apparent on every page. A selection of pages is shown.